Franklin Police announce several new promotions

Franklin Police Chief Deborah Faulkner promoted several sworn members of the Department during a ceremony at Police Headquarters, this afternoon

“Each of these veteran officers has demonstrated that they possess the leadership, heart, and ability to serve our citizens well,” said Chief Faulkner. “I congratulate them on this next chapter in their career and know that they look forward to serving the Franklin community in new ways.”

Promoted to the rank of Captain:
Rick Clouse

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant:
Matt Smalley, Clayton Cates, and Aaron Compton

Promoted to the rank of Sergeant:
Robert Dilworth, Brandon Sandrell, Kenneth Gibbs, and Adam Cohen

Promoted to the rank of Detective:
Samantha Brooks and Kyle Brink

Promoted to the rank of Master Patrol Officer:
Wes Johnson, Michael Oliver, and Clint Riggs

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Franklin PD Now Hiring: Police Officers

Through June 30, the Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Testing will be held on July 12 & 13. Qualified applicants will be contacted with test day instructions upon successful completion of their application.

  • $47,500 for P.O.S.T. Certified Officers, increasing to $50k after probation
  • $44,000 for entry-level, non-P.O.S.T. Certified Officers
  • Take-home car program
  • 4-day work week
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Vacation & sick leave, paid personal days, and paid holidays
  • Shift differential pay
  • Annual uniform & equipment allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits
  • TCRS enhanced retirement


Franklin PD Now Hiring: Police Records Technicians

The Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Records Technician.

Records Technicians are full-time employees who maintain Department records, and work closely with members of the community: in person, on the phone, and online.

The ideal applicant is proficient with computers and committed to ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction.

Starting pay is $16.44/hour
Paid time off, excellent benefits


Excessive noise from music & mufflers comes with $126 fine, in Franklin

Drivers who have recently traveled through downtown Franklin may have noticed electronic message boards reminding drivers of Franklin’s noise ordinance. Downtown residents are reporting an increase in noise from the drivers of vehicles with modified exhaust systems revving their engines, and loud music coming from cars. Both are a violation of the City’s noise ordinance.

Over the past several weeks, Franklin Police have worked to remind downtown drivers about the ordinance. Now, violators can expect to see increased enforcement. Citations for excessive noise come with a $126 fine.

Police are hoping that drivers who may not realize that they are in violation, and disturbing area residents, businesses, and patrons, will travel with greater care through downtown Franklin.


Franklin Fire & Police team up to fight hunger with “Badges Give Back” Food Drive, through June 14

The Franklin Fire and Police Departments are teaming up to help fight hunger. “Badges Give Back” kicks off today, and non-perishable food donations are being accepted at FPD and FFD Headquarters, and at all eight of the city’s fire stations. Between now and June 14th, you can drop off:

  • Canned fruits and vegetables, especially corn and green beans
  • Canned tuna and chicken
  • Soups
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Jelly

“Badges Give Back” benefits One Gen Away, a Franklin-based non-profit that distributes healthy food to Middle Tennessee families in need. According to One Gen Away, donations typically decline in the spring and summer months, and Franklin Police Officers and Firefighters want to team up with their community to help bridge that gap. 

Donation Locations

  1. Franklin Police HQ – 900 Columbia Ave. (M-F between 8am & 5pm)
  2. Franklin Fire HQ – Franklin City Hall (2nd Ave. side at the flagpole entrance)
  3. Station 1 – 500 New Highway 96 West
  4. Station 2 – 907 Murfreesboro Rd.
  5. Station 3 – 298 Mallory Station Rd.
  6. Station 4 – 2039 Fieldstone Pkwy.
  7. Station 5 – 215 Noah Dr.
  8. Station 6 – 1061 Cool Springs Blvd.
  9. Station 7 – 1972 John Fitzgerald Dr.
  10. Station 8 – 200 Front St.

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School’s out, vacations are planned, and Franklin Police are working hard to help keep you safe

With kids out of school for the summer, Franklin Police Officers are focusing their attention on local neighborhoods, parks, and shopping venues to help keep Franklin families safe.

The Department hopes that police patrols in key areas and an increased focus on neighborhood speeds and traffic safety will help.

Franklin Police Officers will even help keep an extra eye on your home while you’re out of town.

To take advantage of this free service, click to complete this online form,
or visit

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Franklin Police Officers save man’s life, pulling him from burning car

Franklin Police Officers responding to a seemingly routine call early this morning ended up saving a man’s life.

Shortly after 5 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Jordan Rd. and Westminster Dr. for an open-line 9-1-1 call from a mobile phone. While officers were on their way, they came across a vehicle that had driven off of the road and was on fire. The two officers moved quickly to free an unconscious driver from his seatbelt, pulling him from the car before it burst into flames. The driver, who is believed to have been having a medical emergency, was uninjured and is doing fine.

Officers David Edwards and Kyle Brink, the two officers in this video, are being lauded by their fellow officers as heroes. The Department plans to award both officers with commendations related to saving the driver’s life.


Support group helps share family sentiments with officers during National Police Week

With the help of one of the Department’s amazing support organizations, FPD Family, we salute the men and women who leave their families and homes every day to protect Franklin and to serve its citizens. During National Police Week, we especially remember the police officers who have been killed while serving America’s communities.

Your Franklin Police Officers are ever-grateful to serve such a supportive community. As you drive by Police Headquarters this week, take a moment to think about the brave men & women who work there, and the families who love them.


Two Franklin Detectives honored at CPIT Picnic

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The Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) is a multi-disciplinary group of people who work together to investigate child abuse. Organizations that make up this team include law enforcement, The Davis House, The Department of Children’s Services, Williamson County Juvenile Court, the District Attorney’s office, and Our Kids.

Two Franklin Police Detectives were honored for their work with the team, last night, at a CPIT Awards Picnic: Detective Sergio Guerra and Detective Becky Porter (Ret.).

Detective Guerra has committed the last seven years of his career to helping abused children and their families through some of the toughest times in their lives. His colleagues commend Det. Guerra for holding offenders highly accountable while helping victims and their families through the deliberate and painful recovery process.

Detective Porter worked for more than 30 years in law enforcement, dedicating 20 of those years to child abuse investigations. She’s left a lasting impact on both child abuse investigators and affected families in our community. Last night, the Child Protective Investigative Team announced the naming of their new conference room as the “Becky Porter Conference Room,” in recognition of Det. Porter’s service and legacy.

The Franklin Police Department recognizes the service and sacrifice of those who protect our community’s kids, especially the most recent honorees: Franklin Police Detectives Guerra and Porter.